Farmers in Rajasthan have resorted to a unique but bizarre method of protest against the state government for allegedly acquiring their land forcibly
The findings by researchers at University of California, Berkeley in the US suggest failing harvests that push farmers into poverty are likely the key culprits
Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh insisted that the number of suicides by the farmers have come down in the last two comparative years of 2015 and 2016.
The apex court further said that the government was justified in requesting for a year’s time to show effective results of its pro-farmer schemes.
The issue of rising farmers' suicide cannot be dealt with "overnight", the Supreme Court said today while agreeing with the government's request for a year to show effective results of its pro-farmer schemes like Fasal Bima Yojana
Farmers' suicides continue in Madhya Pradesh despite Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's assurances.
Agitation by farmers in Maharashtra, which was recently subdued with the government announcing farm loan waiver to the tune of Rs 30,000 crore, has resurfaced in Kalyan city of Thane district
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday met a delegation of 16 farmers led by P Ayyakannu and assured them his support for their plea to interlink rivers
The farm loan waiver will put an additional burden of at least Rs 30,000 crore on the state exchequer in Maharashtra.
Farmer leader and Lok Sabha member Raju Shetti, who participated in the talks, said he was happy that their demands had been met.
Tamil Nadu farmers who made media headlines though their innovative, often shocking, forms of protest in New Delhi two months ago, re-launched their agitation on Friday, in Chennai this time.
The central government is in touch with states such as Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra, and sensitising them against any possible protest by farmers.